Karate My Life

Karate My Life

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The Biography of Kanazawa Hirokazu, translated by Alex Bennett is one of the most influential karate masters that Japan has seen, he has devoted himself to the study and promotion of karate for more than 50 years. The more I know, the more I climb, yet the mountain just gets higher. The more I try, the more I focus, the depth is limitless. There is no end in sight. That is karate, my life.


Hirokazu Kanazawa is the most respected figure in the karate world today, and a close disciple of Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern karate and founder of the Shotokan school. Kanazawa founded the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation in 1979, after gaining his impressive reputation in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, and Europe as an official trainer for the Japan Karate Association. The Shotokan Karate-do International Federation now has branches in more than 90 countries throughout the world. Kanazawa is the author of Karate Fighting Techniques published by Kodansha.

Pub Date: 2002
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 299
Size: 6.00 x 8.75 inches

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